Sunday, April 3, 2011
pig finger puppets and gold zebra striped undies
While I was in Austin I saw this ad in the local newspaper and LOVED the "toe puppet" pig and how its snout is a button (their pig is green). So I made a version of it tonight.
Starting materials: the inspiration pig in the ad; button for nose; beads for eyes, scrap of fabric that was a sample from Lucy's Fabrics.com (that I had always wondered what I would use for...today was the day!). I drew a pattern and cut it out.
Here's what it looked like when I was half-way through; the back isn't sewn on yet.
Here's the back of the pig:
I think it's totally adorable! I'm in love! He's coming with me to work tomorrow!
and of course, what you've all been waiting for, the zebra striped FOE, but it's in gold, so, tiger striped?
I sewed on this "adventure" label; very appropriate, don't you think?
It's only my second time working with FOE. I'm still getting the hang of it.
At Antoinette's recommendation I bought the elastic from SewSassy. Click on the link and it will take you to their elastics page; scroll down to get to the zebra section. As always, the undies tutorial I use is from Antoinette.
I have an old, old, old UFO that I have been waiting for the right neck trim. I think the black and white zebra FOE might just be my ticket!
Some labels I might use....
Thanks everyone for your warm wishes about the conference I attended! The plan and visualization I had done was to knock their socks off; mission accomplished! The panels went really well and I got some of the best feedback ever, and it felt good to share my knowledge. Austin is a great city and it was fun to meet up with Antoinette and Leslie. The hotel was really rockin' too. Free hot chocolate delivered to my room every morning!
I wish you all a successful and healthy week. Be well.